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FAA Donates Thousands of Dollars of Firefighting and Rescue Tools  
FAA Donates Thousands of Dollars of Firefighting and Rescue Tools
03/26/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Sitting in the restaurant of the Kosrae Nautilus Resort Andrew Withington listed for us the items recently donated to the FSM by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) under their Airport Improvement Program.  When the list was complete it spanned three handwritten pages.  Th... View

 
International Women?s Day!
03/26/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- On March 8, 2008 approximately a thousand people gathered to celebrate International Women?s day joining millions of other celebrants around the world for a celebration of women?s role in families, communities, governments, and wherever women are allowed to function throughout the world.  ... View

 
FSM Preparing to Vaccinate Against Cervical Cancer
03/03/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- I recently had occasion to administer a quick questionnaire to a small group of honor students on Saipan.  One question simply asked ?What is polio??  Not one student could answer the question; one even responded ?Not a clue?.    They also did not know anyone... View

 
Governor Ehsa Says No More Private Attorneys
03/03/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Pohnpei?s Governor John Ehsa has issued his very first Executive Directive dated February 22, 2008 and numbered 01-2008.  Some have raised questions about the legality of the directive.... View

Long Liners Caught in FSM Law Enforcement Net  
Long Liners Caught in FSM Law Enforcement Net
02/19/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Within the last month, three fishing vessels were spectacularly arrested by FSM Law Enforcement officers for fishing violations in FSM waters.  On February 12th the US Coast Guard Buoy Tender Sequoia serving as a platform for the law enforcement activities of FSM National Police Officer J... View

Is Congress Set to Impeach President Mori?  
Is Congress Set to Impeach President Mori?
02/19/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- The third regular session of the 15th Congress of the FSM opened on the 4th of February.  All of the Senators were present in the chamber when Speaker Isaac Figir gaveled the session to order and asked for all to rise for a moment of silent prayer, a ritual observed each day when Congress... View

 
The Right Thing
02/13/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Over the weekend I watched part of a movie that was made a few years ago.  Actor Ben Kingsley played the part of a devoutly religious Jew accused of murdering three hospital workers who, through their inaction and insensitivity allowed his son to die.  It was during a conversati... View

 
Conservation Society of Pohnpei Growing; Impacting the Environment and the Future
02/05/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- (Kolonia)- On January 31 the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) gathered for its annual meeting.  Bill Raynor was the Master of Ceremonies.  He said that at the end of its first year CSP?s accomplishments were somewhat small.  Essentially, during that year, CSP had ... View

 
Perman Family Moves to Help Senior Citizens at Social Security Time
02/05/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- ?It doesn?t alway have to be the Government?, says Ferny Perman of the new nahs he is building for Senior Citizens who every month wait in line outside the Social Security Office in Kolonia, Pohnpei.  He said, ?Even me, when I walk around Pohnpei the sun?s too strong.  I just th... View

 
PPA and PMS Still At Loggerheads
02/05/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- For several years Pohnpei Port Authority has been trying to collect payment from Pohnpei Marine Services for fees they say are owed to them.  PMS is a sole proprietorship business owned by Timakio Ehsa.  The company serves as a ship?s agent and makes its living by charging vesse... View

Building Attacks Speeding Car  
Building Attacks Speeding Car
02/04/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- On Friday, January 29 a car which according to witnesses was driven at a high rate of speed  slammed into, not the front but the side of  Robert Nakasone?s Store at around 2:00 in the afternoon.  ... View

 
Pohnpei Utilities Corporation Says They Will Save Money Under a New Fuel Contract
02/04/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Pohnpei Utilities Corporation says that it has been having difficulties with Mobil Oil of Micronesia, Inc. since March of 2007 when the company announced that it was changing the terms of its contract.  At that time MOMI told PUC, then under the leadership of General Manager Marcellino Ac... View

?World?s Most Traveled Harley? in Pohnpei   
?World?s Most Traveled Harley? in Pohnpei
01/22/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- ?I?ve been everywhere, man!...?  Johnny Cash?s song would have been significantly longer if Peter and Kay Forwood had written it.... View

 
Multilateral Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Foster Conviction
01/22/2008

The Kaselehlie Press / STPNS
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- On 7 December 2007, Peter Foster appeared in the Brisbane Supreme Court for sentencing. Foster entered a plea of guilty to one charge of dealing in the proceeds of crime in Australia. He was sentenced to 4 1/2  years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 2 years and 3 months. Time serv... View

 
FSM Department of Education Gets Aggressive on ?CTE? Goals
01/22/2008

The Kaselehlie Press / STPNS
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- At the Chief Executive?s Conference which took place in Palikir from January 15th to the 18th, the Department of Education unveiled new plans for a different educational opportunity for at least some of the FSM?s students.  The Department said that PREL has been developing Career and Tech... View

FSM Terminates Contract With GMP and Files a Lawsuit  
FSM Terminates Contract With GMP and Files a Lawsuit
01/22/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- On January 11, 2008 the FSM Government filed a lawsuit at the FSM Supreme Court against GMP Hawaii, Incorporated.  The suit also left room to add potential other defendants if the FSM finds, in the process of its litigation, other parties that should have been named by additionally naming... View

 
After All the Talk ?Tax Problem? Doesn?t Exist
01/09/2008

The Kaselehlie Press / STPNS
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- Palikir, Pohnpei ?  In the December 22, 2007 issue of The Kaselehlie Press we reported on a meeting of the Chuuk Chamber of Commerce with special guest Gillian Doone with particular emphasis on the State debt of $47 million.  In that article we also reported on the comments of H... View

4th Annual Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Cross-Site Visit  
4th Annual Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Cross-Site Visit
01/09/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- The 4th Annual Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Cross-Site Visit took place on Parem Island from November 29th to 30th, 2007.  The two-day workshop held participants from the five community-based MPAs including Woaun Koapin Soamwoai (Kitti), Lenger (Nett), Mwahnd, Dehpehk/Takaieu (U) and Temw... View

P.F. Kluge, Not Just Another ?Dog Day Afternoon? on ?The Edge of Paradise?  
P.F. Kluge, Not Just Another ?Dog Day Afternoon? on ?The Edge of Paradise?
01/09/2008

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- When I was introduced to Paul Frederick Kluge at the restaurant of The Village Hotel in Pohnpei, proprietor Patty Arthur, long time friend of Kluge hooked me before he arrived by telling me that he wrote ?Eddie and the Cruisers?, one of my favorite books and movies from the 80?s.  ... View

Chuuk Doctors Protest Finance Directive  
Chuuk Doctors Protest Finance Directive
12/21/2007

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (STPNS)- WENO, Chuuk ? The Chuuk Hospital sits atop a hill in Weno.  One can stand on the front walk and enjoy a splendid view of the islands of Faichuuk.  Away from the pothole laden roads of downtown, it is free from the dust that powders the eyelashes brownish white. Though there are ... View